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Life ban demanded for ex-Honduran president

FIFA‘s Ethics Committee on Wednesday (November 9) called for Rafael Callejas to be banned from soccer for life, alleging the former president of the Honduran Football Association breached the scandal-hit soccer governing body’s code of conduct.

The committee said Callejas contravened rules on bribery and corruption, and four other rules, following an investigation into allegedly illegal payments he received from sports marketing companies.

After leading Honduras between 1990 and 1994, he became President of the Honduran Football Association in 2002 and also served on FIFA’s Marketing and Television Committee. His reign at the Honduran FA  came to an end in 2015 when he was accused by the United States Department of Justice on fraud and racketeering charges related to the sale of broadcasting rights for the 2014, 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Until a formal decision is taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Callejas is presumed innocent, the body said. No date for a decision was given.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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